Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014

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Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 32, 2014
I, Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Migration Act 1958.
Dated 13 March 2014
Quentin Bryce
Governor‑General
By Her Excellency’s Command
Scott Morrison
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments relating to public interest criterion 4020      2
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     2
Schedule 2—Amendments relating to Subclass 202 (Global Special Humanitarian) visas for applicants proposed by minors                                                                                 3
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     3
Schedule 3—Amendments relating to inserting public interest criterion 4020 into various visa subclasses                                                                                                                              4
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     4
Schedule 4—Amendments relating to the release of information to the police    5
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     5
Schedule 5—Amendments relating to English language requirements for Subclass 457 visas  6
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     6
Schedule 6—Amendments relating to transitional arrangements            8
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     8
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on 22 March 2014.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Migration Act 1958.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments relating to public interest criterion 4020
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  After subclause 4020(2) of Schedule 4
Insert:
          (2A)  The applicant satisfies the Minister as to the applicant’s identity.
          (2B)  The Minister is satisfied that during the period:
                     (a)  starting 10 years before the application was made; and
                     (b)  ending when the Minister makes a decision to grant or refuse the application;
neither the applicant, nor any member of the family unit of the applicant, has been refused a visa because of a failure to satisfy the criteria in subclause (2A).
Schedule 2—Amendments relating to Subclass 202 (Global Special Humanitarian) visas for applicants proposed by minors
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  Subclause 202.222(1) of Schedule 2
Repeal the subclause, substitute:
             (1)  If:
                     (a)  the applicant met the requirements of subclause 202.211(2) at the time of application; and
                     (b)  the applicant’s proposer is, or has been, the holder of a Subclass 202 visa;
the Minister is satisfied that there are compelling reasons for giving special consideration to granting the applicant a permanent visa having regard to the extent of the applicant’s connection with Australia.
Schedule 3—Amendments relating to inserting public interest criterion 4020 into various visa subclasses
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  Paragraphs 416.223(a) and 416.323(a) of Schedule 2
After “4014”, insert “, 4020”.
2  Paragraphs 417.221(2)(b) and 462.221(b) of Schedule 2
Omit “and 4019”, substitute “, 4019 and 4020”.
3  Clause 488.223 of Schedule 2
After “4014”, insert “, 4020”.
Schedule 4—Amendments relating to the release of information to the police
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  Subregulations 5.34F(1) and (2)
Repeal the subregulations, substitute:
             (1)  This regulation applies in relation to the following:
                     (a)  a person who holds:
                              (i)  a Subclass 050 (Bridging (General)) visa; or
                             (ii)  a Subclass 051 (Bridging (Protection Visa Applicant)) visa;
                     (b)  a person covered by a residence determination.
             (2)  The Minister may authorise the disclosure of any information mentioned in subregulation (4) about the person, or a class of such persons, to the Australian Federal Police or the police force or police service of a State or Territory.
Schedule 5—Amendments relating to English language requirements for Subclass 457 visas
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  Subparagraph 2.72(10)(g)(ii)
Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:
                             (ii)  if:
                                        (A)  the holder would be required to hold a licence, registration or membership that is mandatory to perform the occupation nominated in relation to the holder; and
                                        (B)  in order to obtain the licence, registration or membership, the holder would need to demonstrate that the holder has undertaken a language test specified by the Minister under subparagraph 457.223(4)(eb)(iv) of Schedule 2 and achieved a score that is better than the score specified for the test by the Minister under subparagraph 457.223(4)(eb)(v) of Schedule 2;
                                   the holder demonstrates that he or she has proficiency in English of at least the standard required for the grant (however described) of the licence, registration or membership;
2  Subparagraph 2.72(10)(g)(iv)
Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:
                            (iv)  unless subparagraph (ii) applies—the holder:
                                        (A)  has undertaken a language test specified by the Minister under subparagraph 457.223(4)(eb)(iv) of Schedule 2; and
                                        (B)  achieved within the period specified by the Minister in a legislative instrument for this subparagraph, in a single attempt at the test, the score specified by the Minister under subparagraph 457.223(4)(eb)(v) of Schedule 2; and
3  Paragraph 2.72(10)(g) (note)
Repeal the note.
4  Subclause 457.111(1) of Schedule 2 (note)
Omit “Vocational English is defined in regulation 1.15B.”.
5  Subparagraph 457.223(4)(ea)(ii) of Schedule 2
Repeal the subparagraph (including the note), substitute:
                             (ii)  in order to obtain the licence, registration or membership, the applicant would need to demonstrate that the applicant has undertaken a language test specified by the Minister under subparagraph 457.223(4)(eb)(iv) of Schedule 2 and achieved a score that is better than the score specified by the Minister under subparagraph 457.223(4)(eb)(v) of Schedule 2;
6  Paragraph 457.223(4)(eb) of Schedule 2
Omit all the words after subparagraph (iii), substitute:
                            the applicant:
                            (iv)  has undertaken a language test specified by the Minister in a legislative instrument for this subparagraph; and
                             (v)  achieved within the period specified by the Minister in the instrument, in a single attempt at the test, the score specified by the Minister in the instrument; and
Schedule 6—Amendments relating to transitional arrangements
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  At the end of Schedule 13
Add:
Part 27—Amendments made by the Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014
  
2701  Operation of Schedules 1 to 3
                   The amendments of these Regulations made by Schedules 1 to 3 to the Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 apply in relation to the following applications for a visa:
                     (a)  an application made, but not finally determined, before 22 March 2014;
                     (b)  an application made on or after 22 March 2014.
2702  Operation of Schedule 4
                   The amendment of these Regulations made by Schedule 4 to the Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 applies in relation to a person covered by a residence determination on or after 22 March 2014.
2703  Operation of Schedule 5
                   The amendments of these Regulations made by Schedule 5 to the Migration Amendment (2014 Measures No. 1) Regulation 2014 apply in relation to:
                     (a)  the following applications for a visa:
                              (i)  an application made, but not finally determined, before 22 March 2014;
                             (ii)  an application made on or after 22 March 2014; and
                     (b)  the following nominations by an approved sponsor under section 140GB of the Act:
                              (i)  a nomination made, but not finally determined, before 22 March 2014;
                             (ii)  a nomination made on or after 22 March 2014.
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